Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town offices of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer with many years of experience in the field of property law and conveyancing. She is also the firm's Marketing Director and attends to external publications for the firm as well as conducts ongoing training for estate agent and bankers training and is a regular seminar presenter for attorneys and property practitioners.

Thought of the Week | WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?

A personal injury claim is a claim for damages that a person has suffered as a result of injuries sustained in an accident or as a result of the death of a breadwinner in an accident. As a rule, the accident must have been caused by the negligence of another person.

The most common personal injury claim is for damages suffered by a person arising from an injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident or where a dependant’s breadwinner is killed in a motor vehicle accident. Other examples of accidents which may lead to personal injury claims are incidents where a person is bitten or injured by a dog, or slipping and falling in a shopping centre, on business premises or in a public area.

Damages in this context may include recovery of costs incurred as a result of the injury, such as hospital and other medical expenses, as well as a general amount towards the trauma of pain and suffering. There are different rules applicable in respect of the type of damages.

 

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